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MPXV (aka Monkeypox)

MPXV is a disease caused by a virus not commonly seen in the U.S., but regularly seen in other parts of the world. It is a known virus characterized by a rash and flu-like symptoms and usually spread through close physical contact.

There are currently several thousand cases of MPXV in the US., including some in Oregon. If you are experiencing symptoms which you feel may be related to MPXV, or if you believe you are at higher risk for an exposure and want information on vaccination, please call the HCC for guidance at (503)777-7281, or Multnomah County STD Clinic at 503-988-3700. For more general information, visit the CDC website regarding MPXV.



Reed College is continuing to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on our campus.

If you test positive for COVID please call the HCC for isolation guidance. The HCC also provides testing for symptomatic students. If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms please call the HCC for an appointment.

We are NOT able to offer testing for close contacts of COVID-19 positive persons, or testing for travel at this time. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, continue following CDC guidance for exposure.  Multnomah County has many free options for testing off campus.

For more information on how Reed College is continuing to combat the pandemic visit our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan.

An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students

The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.

HRT Prescriptions During Summer Break

Please see crucial information regarding HRT prescriptions during summer break here. Our HCC providers can help make medication and lab plans for students who receive gender affirming hormones.

Harm Reduction Services at the HCC

The HCC is now offering expanded harm reduction services. For more information please call us at 503-777-7281 or click here

Important information regarding immunizations

In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, Reed College has designated both required vaccines and highly recommended vaccines. All incoming and returning students should look over the Immunizations and Health Record Requirements pages. Please call us at 503-777-7281 if you have questions about immunizations and vaccines. 


Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV. PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.

The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP. Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.

PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.

For more information please visit